Archive for September, 2008

Gas Prices – Taken for a ride

Look closely. Notice anything?

When oil was last this price, gas was around 45c/gal cheaper! Guess who is enjoying the downward ride? Recent prices are rising, despite falling oil. Also, the slope of fall is sharper on the oil than the gas. Someone is making some serious money!

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Download hotfixes without contacting Microsoft

A customer can get the fix they want without calling in to Microsoft, assuming they know the KB number of the hotfix they want and can remember the URL format for a self-service hotfix request:

http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=KBNumber&kbln=KBLanguage

E.g. The August CU for MOSS 2007 Global is KB 956056. This yields the following URL: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=956056&kbln=en-us.

You will be asked for your email address during the download process. Enter it as a password for the hotfix file will be emailed to you.

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